The Westminster International Scholarship for Postgraduate Students
Posted On June 19, 2017
The University of Westminster in London is offering a full scholarship for international students interested in Master’s or PhD programmes, in the fields of Global Public Health Nutrition or Sport and Exercise Nutrition. These degrees will explore the relationship between diet and disease, public health nutrition epidemiology, research methods for health science, and how to develop and manage nutrition programmes, amongst others.
This scholarship covers tuition fees and all the costs related to accommodation, living, and travels to and from London, and was solely created for students from developing countries. You can check if your nationality qualifies as such if it does not appear on the list of countries in the link below (Appendix B):
University of Westminster was founded in 1838, becoming the first polytechnic in the United Kingdom and taking its current name in 1922. More than 22,000 students from every continent are enrolled there today, spanning over six faculties – Architecture and the Built Environment, Social Sciences and Humanities, Business, Law, School of Media, Arts and Design, Science and Technologies. With a rich history in public events, lectures, and seminars that dates back to its previous institution, Westminster became the first UK partner university for the UN Habitat, an organization which deals with human settlement and development.
Furthermore, the school provides students with support through counselling, advice regarding finances, visas, living in the UK, a career development center, and LGBTI society, thus making it a fine choice for both graduate and undergraduate studies.
Value and number of scholarships
As mentioned before, this scholarship is fully covering all the fees related to studying and accommodation for the duration of the entire degree programme, one year respectively. Only one scholarship of this sort is being offered annually.
Eligibility for scholarship application
Westminster’s international scholarship is offered to those from developing countries who have been accepted to one of the university’s full time postgraduate programmes and starting their studies in January 2018. In order to be accepted in the Nutrition related degrees, one should have an Honour’s degree or equivalent in a relevant science/social science field of study. The ones that do not are welcome to apply but must complete a course in Essential Nutrition, which has 4 short assessments. A language proficiency diploma is also necessary, with a IELTS score of at least 6,5 in total and a 6 in each segment of the evaluation.
The selection for the scholarship is based on criterias of financial need, development potential, and the student’s previous scholar merits which must be equivalent to a UK First Class Honours degree.
Deadline for the scholarship
13th of October 2017 for the students starting in January of 2018.
Please note that the competition for this scholarship is very tight since only one is being offered annually, and that it applies to the postgraduate degrees found in the links below.
Best of luck with your applications!
Applying for a degree programme: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/international/full-degree-study/how-to-apply
Description of the Nutrition programmes: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/nutrition-courses/2017-18/september/full-time/global-public-health-nutrition-msc
Scholarship information and forms: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/january-2017-scholarships/westminster-international-scholarship